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Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors Blog

From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
Foreign travel, what was once a luxury has now become the norm with more and more people spending time abroad through business or emigrating to build a new life. Choosing to emigrate with children can be a complicated process but it can be further co
Not everyone wants to get married in a church or registry office. For many cohabiting couples, a civil partnership is far more attractive – it moves away from the idea of women being the ‘property’ of their husbands and is infinitely more acceptable
The Scottish Government issued a Consultation Paper relating to the reform of Child Law in Scotland earlier this year.  The last date for submitting responses to the Consultation Paper is 7 August and individuals can make their views known if th
The Concept of Deed Poll is one which is familiar to most people.  However, Deed Poll does not apply in Scotland.  In Scotland, you can call yourself anything you want without any formality. 
Audrey Junner, Partner at Hill Brown Licensing a Division of Miller Samuel Hill Brown reflects on her own experience of Shared Parental Leave (SPL). It’s difficult to open a paper or turn on the TV these days without seeing the marketing campaign for
Upon breakdown of a relationship it is not uncommon for one party to wish to relocate to a different country, either for better employment opportunities or to return to his or her roots where he or she perhaps has family or friends. However, where a
One of the most pressing concerns for individuals going through a divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership is ‘who gets what’ when it comes to the division of matrimonial property. Matrimonial Property Throughout the marriage or civil partnershi
At Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors, our Family Lawyers usually see a significant increase in the number of divorce enquiries when they return to work in January, and this year it is likely the trend will continue. While the idea of “Divorce Day”,
Upon separation of a couple there is an obligation on the non-resident parent to pay child maintenance or child support to the resident parent in relation to any children under the age of 16 years or under the age of 18 years if they are still in ful
Upon separation of a couple there is an obligation on the non-resident parent to pay child maintenance or child support to the resident parent in relation to any children under the age of 16 years or under the age of 18 years if they are still in ful
Carers represent the cornerstone of Scotland’s health and social care system. It is estimated that more than 788,000 people are caring for a relative, friend or neighbour in Scotland, this includes around 44,000 people under the age of 18. Toget
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it would seem an appropriate time to revisit the Named Person Scheme and reflect upon how this legislation may affect families in Scotland. After a rather a contentious launch, the Scottish Government hope to imple